About Common Eye Infections
Eye infections are transferred from person to person, whether as a result of bacteria, a virus, or a fungus. Adults and children of all ages may experience eye infections that produce symptoms, like tenderness, redness, a "foreign body" sensation, and/or itchiness in the eyes. Eye infections can cause symptoms that present as minor to severe. While some eye infections are treatable with drugstore remedies, certain eye infections are relatively serious and need to be treated by an experienced eye doctor. If you believe that you or your child have contracted an eye infection, schedule a comprehensive eye exam at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our eye specialists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating many types of eye infections, including blepharitis, pink eye (conjunctivitis), corneal ulcers, styes, and chalazia.
Common Eye Infections Reviews
"I had been suffering from extremely dry eyes for several years. I regularly had red inflamed eyes and had given up on finding relief until I had my first appointment with Dr Gaudet. She listened carefully, encouraged me that I could get better and got me started on treatment. Six months later my eyes are continuing to improve. I have not had one day of very red, painful eyes in months. Everyone at the St Vincent location of InVision Opthamology is kind, helpful and professional. "- Y. / Healthgrades / May 31, 2021
"Performed cataract surgery on both eyes 5 years ago. My vision improved markedly and has remained excellent to present. His O.D. Dr. Gregory is also excellent and the imaging test equipment including ultrasound is state of the art. They monitor my angle closure glaucoma every 4 months with pressures of 10 in each eye. Vision last appointment (March 2019) was 20/15. Not bad for 76 years old. Great doctors, great office!!!!!!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 24, 2019
"Excellent. Dr. Bedsole has been treating my dry eyes and providing my general eye care for several years now. She is caring and goes the extra mile to meet my needs. I have referred friends to her. "- L.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 22, 2021
"Great care, wisdom, and professionalism in all my visits. Attention to details has put into place early intervention treatment for my glaucoma. Thanks so much!"- C.D. / Google / Jan 29, 2022
"Great care, wisdom, and professionalism in all my visits. Attention to details has put into place early intervention treatment for my glaucoma. Thanks so much!"- C.D. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
Treatment Options for Eye Infections
Despite the fact that infections of the eye are very common and quite treatable, even the slightest infection can result in a great deal of pain. Those with eye infections often have symptoms that range from mild to severe and can include itching, burning, watering eyes, swollen eyelids, and oozing discharge. Some infections, like chalazia, can produce a bump on the eyelid. During an eye analysis at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, we will review your symptoms and perform an exam. Several tests may be conducted to determine the type of infection, which may involve extracting a tiny sample of the affected area. Your customized treatment regimen will be based on the type of eye infection you have. We might prescribe eye drops, oral antibiotics, antiviral medication, or steroid medication.
Relief For Eye Infections
While eye infections are not always serious, you may still want to seek prompt treatment to prevent more serious problems, like vision loss. This is especially true if you are experiencing burning or inflammation in your eyes. At inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, our ophthalmology experts are highly trained and broadly skilled in diagnosing and managing eye infections and offer much-needed relief. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our team in Tuscaloosa, AL.